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Stranger To Stranger

Paul Simon

Stranger To Stranger

Thirteenth studio album from the veteran singer-songwriter working with Italian electronic artist Clap! Clap!

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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    A five-star tour through new sounds
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  2. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Appreciating this music won’t get you any cool points. But that’s the test, isn’t it?
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  3. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    As fresh and relevant as anything currently being mass-consumed by the market, and the things it forces you to think about are far more important than most of the topics that are being fed to us by the industry
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  4. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Without a doubt, Stranger to Stranger is a testament to an artist who refuses to be ordinary and pigeonholed. With this LP, Paul Simon has created his best work in many years
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    He's choosing to push forward, not look back, and the results are invigorating
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A breezy tropical beat and the air of a master messing about
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    Bookended by songs about night fears: not the sign of a senior statesman resting on his laurels
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  8. 8.0 |   The 405

    This is simply a fantastic album
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Aged 75, Paul Simon releases one of his most ground-breaking albums. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Q

    Spotlighting a voice still bell-like at 74 and with plenty to say. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The New York poet is as wryly funny and musically inventive as ever on his 13th solo LP
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  12. 8.0 |   State

    To paraphrase the man himself when at times words desert him, music is the tongue he speaks. And my how he speaks
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Profound and searching
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  14. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Still creative after all these years
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  15. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    God, wristbands and swear words: Paul Simon's latest reminds us why he's so essential
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  16. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Paul Simon has a brilliant songbook in his rearview mirror and he just keeps adding to it without looking back too much
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  17. 8.0 |   The Music

    Thirteen albums into his solo career, Paul Simon's latest release will go down as one of his finest
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  18. 7.5 |   Beardfood

    He still creates characters (‘Street Angel’, ‘In A Parade’) but they’re rooted in the random nature of real life, not contrived
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  19. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    In a year marked by loss, the legend's latest is a glaring bright spot for classic rock fans
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  20. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Arguably the best album of Paul Simon's uneven post-Graceland solo career
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  21. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Stranger to Stranger’s effect is most potent when there’s some interplay between a complex, danceable groove and a salient philosophical offering
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  22. 7.0 |   Clash

    Although uncompromising in it’s vision and delivery, ‘Stranger To Stranger’ ultimately, serves as another fine testament to Simon’s craft and ingenuity as a songwriter
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  23. 6.0 |   Spin

    Simon’s lyrics are occasionally at their darkest (and best) since his ill-fated Capeman musical in 1998
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